Lakeview Bible College and Seminary offers six educational and ministry training programmes.
“..to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:12-13
This is true for every believer who chooses to pursue a relationship with God. So for anyone who desires to grow in the knowledge of God, the Certificate of Ministry is a great option. LBC&S provides you with the opportunity to enroll into this one-year training programme while you also pursue your other ventures, your career, your family life, etc.
The Certificate of Ministry is offered at the Extension Centre in Chennai this year.
This course is great to gain understanding of the basic doctrines, to strengthen your spiritual life and to explore innovative opportunities to support your ministries, especially in your own context.
“…and HE said to them, Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19
God has called you for His purpose and inorder to accomplish that purpose, it is essential for you to be discipled by Christ. The three-year Bachelor of Theology(B.Th.) programme will be instrumental in helping you understand your calling, apply biblical truth to each area of your life and to begin your journey of discipling believers as you are being discipled.
The Bachelor of Theology degree is accredited by Asia Theological Association (ATA) and is designed as an introductory programme to your Theological studies.
“….let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
The Master of Ministry(M.Min.) programme is designed to help you grow in your walk with God, serve him diligently and minister to people so that those who see you in action will see that you are shining the light to glorify your Father in heaven.
Similar to the M.Div. programme, it is offered in two streams as well.
A 2-year programme if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Bible or Theology with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.7, or the equivalent of a ‘B’.
A 3-year programme if you,
desire to pursue advanced training in theology and ministry, but do not possess an accredited undergraduate theological degree (from Asia Theological Association or the Senate of Serampore).
have earned an undergraduate theological degree, but from an institution not recognized or affiliated by Asia Theological Association or the Senate of Serampore.
The Major specializations are in the four areas – 1.Christian Counselling, 2.Leadership, 3.Media Communications, and 4.Business Entrepreneurship. You will find that the functioning is similar to the M.Div. programme.
The Diploma in Theology, the newest degree offered at LBC&S, begins in July 2020. It is an accelerated training programme of leadership and ministry for four semesters with carefully-balanced components of theory and practice
Post-Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
As God’s handiwork it becomes each person’s responsibility to prepare themselves to do the things that God has in store for them. The PG Diploma in Christian Studies is a one-year programme that you can choose to prepare yourself for leadership and ministry. It is as theoretical as it is practical and this new programme is being offered this year for the first time.
Admissions are open until the 30th of June 2019.
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” – 2 Timothy 2:2
For those of you who have not completed your formal Higher secondary education, The Bachelor of Ministry(B.Min) programme will help qualify you to fulfil God’s calling for you to minister to people. It is designed to be similar to the Bachelor of Theology(B.Th.) programme and so you do not have to settle for less.
If you complete your Higher secondary qualification while you are enrolled into. B.Min., the college administration will allow you to transfer some of the credits into the B.Th. programme based on specific factors.
“A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.” – Luke 6:40
The Master of Divinity(M.Div.) programme is an opportunity for the disciple in you to further equip yourself so you can be more like Jesus- The Teacher.
We offer this programme in two streams:
1. A 2-year programme if you have an accredited Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Divinity degree (Asia Theological Association or Senate of Serampore) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.7 or the equivalent of a ‘B’.
2. A 3-year programme if you have completed,
a recognized secular Bachelor’s degree.
the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Divinity from an accredited institution, but scored less than ‘B’ average.
the Bachelor of Theology degree from a non-accredited Christian theological institution and who pass a qualifying examination in English, Bible, Theology, Church History and Christian Leadership with a ‘B’ average.
The M.Div. Programme currently has 4 major specializations – 1.Christian Counselling, 2.Leadership, 3.Media Communications, and 4.Business Entrepreneurship. You will start your major courses in the 3rd semester of your study.